FOOTBALL: Daniel Farke brings his Championship Norwich City side to take on King’s Lynn Town at The Walks today at 7.30pm.
The eagerly anticipated friendly fixture between Norfolk’s two highest-ranked clubs sees both teams fielding new-look sides.
The Canaries have been busy in the transfer window in the close season.
Fans’ favourite James Maddison left Carrow Road to join former Premier League champions Leicester City but there has been plenty of newcomers.
City are expected to send a strong squad for their first pre-season warm-up match with some of their recent signings expected to be on show, including Finnish international striker Teemu Pukki; Argentinian playmaker Emiliano Buendia, Moritz Leitner, from German side FC Augsberg; Ben Marshall, from Wolves; and Felix Passlack, from Borussia Dortmund.
Linnets manager Simon Clark has also boosted his squad with a double signing this week.
Former Ipswich Town youth player Lee Beevers signed on Monday. The 34-year-old utility man has also played for Boston United, Lincoln City, Colchester United, Walsall and Mansfield Town and can play across the back or in midfield.
He will join Sam Gaughran as co-assistant manager to Clark.
Also moving to The Walks is 28-year-old defender Rory McAuley, on a two-year deal.
The centre-back arrives from Lowestoft Town where he made 81 appearances, scoring six goals.
McAuley is a tough defender who developed through the Cambridge United youth system before making more than 140 appearances for their first team.
Admission to The Walks for this evening’s match is £10 (£7 students and 16/17 year olds, u16s accompanied by an adult get in free – maximum six).
The Linnets began their pre-season campaign on Wednesday with a 3-0 victory over Fakenham Town.
Trialist Jordan Nelson, who played for UCL side Leicester Nirvana last season, opened the scoring in the first-half with second-half goals from new signing Harry Limb and Dylan Edge sealing victory for the hosts.
- Lynn got confirmation on Monday that they will take a place in the new Central Premier League after Hednesford’s appeal against their switch to the Northern Premier League was dismissed.